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    Watch Ukrainian Politicians Get Into a Fist Fight
    Feb12

    Watch Ukrainian Politicians Get Into a Fist Fight

    Ukrainian politicians Samopomich, or “Self Reliance”, party deputy Yegor Sobolev and Batkivshchyna, or “Fatherland”, party deputy Vadim Ivchenko, have been suspended from Parliament for five days for having a fistfight just outside parliament chambers. …read more Source:...

    ‘Heavy Political Cost’ Attached to $17.5bn IMF Loan to Kiev
    Feb12

    ‘Heavy Political Cost’ Attached to $17.5bn IMF Loan to Kiev

    The IMF today agreed a $17.5 (€15.5) billion loan to Ukraine as part of an economic reform deal, designed to cut state spending, bureaucracy and corruption, and boost the Ukrainian economy in the medium term. Ukraine was reportedly on the brink of bankruptcy, with the war against pro-Russian separatists costing around $8 million per day,...

    Ukraine Crisis: Cease-Fire Deal Is A Fragile, Ambiguous Pact
    Feb12

    Ukraine Crisis: Cease-Fire Deal Is A Fragile, Ambiguous Pact

    Thursday’s ceasefire agreement for eastern Ukraine came as a result of a whirlwind of transcontinental diplomacy that ended in a deal signed after an all-night session in Minsk, Belarus, involving the leaders of Russia, Ukraine, France and Germany. But the eleventh-hour deal is a fragile pact that could very well unravel if leaders...

    Minsk Ceasefire Deal: Full Text Of Agreement Between Russia, Ukraine, Germany And France
    Feb12

    Minsk Ceasefire Deal: Full Text Of Agreement Between Russia, Ukraine, Germany And France

    A ceasefire deal was reached Thursday after marathon talks in the Belarusian capital Minsk aimed at ending the ongoing fighting in eastern Ukraine. The deal stipulates that a ceasefire will go into effect between Ukrainian forces and Russian-backed separatists starting on Sunday, followed by a withdrawal of heavy weapons alongside constitutional...

    Ukraine’s IMF Bailout Is Small Enough to Work
    Feb12

    Ukraine’s IMF Bailout Is Small Enough to Work

    Ukraine’s new IMF aid won’t make it rich, but it could be enough to stimulate real reforms. …read more Source:...

    Image Of Gay Couple In Russia Wins World Press Photo
    Feb12

    Image Of Gay Couple In Russia Wins World Press Photo

    AMSTERDAM (AP) — An atmospheric image of a gay couple in Russia by Danish photographer Mads Nissen was crowned the World Press Photo of the Year 2014 on Thursday. The intimate image of Jon and Alex is part of a larger project by Nissen called “Homophobia in Russia” that highlights how life is increasingly difficult for sexual...

    In Kiev, many see ceasefire deal as just another diplomatic victory for Putin
    Feb12

    In Kiev, many see ceasefire deal as just another diplomatic victory for Putin

    The language of the deal is little different from a ceasefire signed last September – and that one didn’t last long …read more Source: The Globe and...

    Exclusive Photos Show Russian Military in Ukraine Arming Separatists
    Feb12

    Exclusive Photos Show Russian Military in Ukraine Arming Separatists

    New photographs exclusively obtained by the Washington Free Beacon reveal that Russian military forces have been more involved in the arming and training of Ukrainian separatist forces than previously disclosed. The often-gruesome photographs clearly display Russian troops entering Ukraine with advanced military hardware and weapons, including...

    Ukraine ceasefire: Who wins, who loses
    Feb12

    Ukraine ceasefire: Who wins, who loses

    The deal made by the leaders of France, Germany, Russia and Ukraine builds on a ceasefire agreement reached in September and violated almost immediately. …read more Source: Toronto...

    ‘Glimmer of Hope’ for Ukraine After Deal at Minsk Peace Summit
    Feb12

    ‘Glimmer of Hope’ for Ukraine After Deal at Minsk Peace Summit

    Expectations were low going into the Ukraine peace talks in Minsk, Belarus but on Thursday… the welcome news from German Chancellor Ankela Merkel that rebels had agreed to a ceasefire starting midnight Sunday. …read more Source: The Boston...